La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2009
Altegris Investments announced today that it has promoted one of its senior alternative investment professionals and hired two additional senior staff members in order to enhance its services to a growing client base.
"In this challenging investment environment, we are seeing unprecedented growth in alternative investment products, as sophisticated investors and wealth advisors seek historically non-correlated alternatives with traditional long-only portfolios," said Jon Sundt, President and CEO.
Todd Trusso, a five-year veteran of Altegris, was recently named Director, Private Client Group taking on the broader management and leadership responsibilities of the seasoned team of investment professionals serving sophisticated investors and family offices. Mr. Trusso's previous experience includes serving as a manager of financial services with Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for overseeing a team of 12 financial advisors. Mr. Trusso holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA℠).
"Todd's unmatched expertise and dedication to being a true professional in alternative investments is highly valued by our clients and is one of the key factors in our continued strong growth," said Dick Pfister, Executive Vice President, Institutional Research and Sales.
Chris Maudlin has joined the Altegris team as a vice president in the Private Client Group. Prior to Altegris, Mr. Maudlin played a key role as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch within a top-ranked team of advisors responsible for the management of over $700M in client assets with a focus on continual market analysis for potential investment opportunities for clients. Mr. Maudlin has also held wealth advisor and financial analyst positions with Morgan Stanley and Citibank.
Chris Vigliatore joins Altegris as an associate vice president and will serve the company's expanding Institutional Relationships team. In his previous role with MAN Financial, Mr. Vigliatore worked in managed futures and alternative investment operations, focusing on providing investment and trade execution solutions to external institutional sales forces. Mr. Vigliatore's experience complements Altegris' already substantial expertise in managed futures and other alternative investment products.
About Altegris Investments:
Altegris provides access to a platform of alternative investments designed to meet the needs of sophisticated investors and their wealth managers. The Altegris team of over 60 professionals, including a 10-person research team, is dedicated to finding, selecting and negotiating capacity with selected hedge funds, managed futures funds, and other alternative investments. Currently, investors have allocated more than $2 billion in trading level to alternative investments available through the Altegris platform. The Altegris Group of Companies includes Altegris Investments, APM Funds, and other affiliates.
Media Contact: Matt Habecker, (858) 459-7040 or mhabecker(at)altegris.com.
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